can someone tell me about foreign relations between Pakistan and Indonesia?

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  • connie
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    1 decade ago
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    Pakistan and Indonesia have close religious and cultural ties. Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in terms of population followed by Pakistan.

    Pakistan, Indonesia agree to expand cooperation

    HANOI (SANA): On the sidelines of the 9th ASEM Foreign Minister’s Meeting in Hanoi, the Foreign Secretary Mr. Salman Bashir has met the Foreign Minister of Indonesia Dr. N. Hassan Wirajuda. The Foreign Minister of Indonesia expressed satisfaction at long-standing and brotherly relations between the two largest Muslim countries. He reiterated Indonesia’s support for Pakistan’s bid for Full Dialogue Partnership and noted Pakistan’s desire to have higher-level political and economic integration with ASEAN. He briefed the Foreign Secretary on various regional initiatives, both inside and outside ASEAN’s auspices, to tackle the global financial crisis. The Indonesian Foreign Minister appreciated Pakistan’s role in regional stability and campaign against religious extremism and terrorism.

    Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir thanked the Foreign Minister for Indonesia’s role in strengthening Pakistan’s close association with the East-Asian region. He emphasized that despite the present security challenges, national development agenda remained the Pakistan government’s top priority. In this context, he stressed that regional and trans-regional linkages were essential to realize the full economic potential.

    Pakistan, Indonesia to finalise trade accord soon

    Saturday, May 30, 2009

    RAWALPINDI: Ambassador of Indonesia Ishak Latu Consina said the business community can play a vital role in further strengthening ties between Pakistan and Indonesia, which are already strong because of both culture and religion, and frequent visits of trade delegations will promote bilateral trade. He was talking to Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Syed Asad Mashadi during his visit to the RCCI. Mashadi said there is a lot of scope to boost the trade between Pakistan and Indonesia and now it is up to the private sector that how it may take advantage of this opportunity. The business community is eagerly waiting for trade deal among two countries. Mashadi said that there is a great demand of Indonesian palm oil in Pakistani market whereas Pakistan can export fruits, cotton made garments and leather goods to Indonesia. He said the RCCI would encourage joint ventures, extend full cooperation to Indonesian industrialists in holding single country exhibitions in Pakistan as well.

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